JSH Announces Full Time Speech Therapist
Brittany Brooks, M.S. CCC-SLP, has taken on the role as Jersey Shore Hospital’s full-time Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). This full-time service now provides more convenient scheduling for patients and allows for more patient care within the speech therapy department.
Brooks, originally from the Jersey Shore area, graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2011 with a M.S. in Speech Pathology and a B.S. in Audiology and Speech Pathology. Before joining Jersey Shore Hospital, she began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in the Philadelphia area, diagnosing, treating, and preventing communication/swallowing disorders and voice and cognitive difficulties in patients.
Her work at Jersey Shore Hospital now provides one-on-one services for in- and outpatients of all ages, from children through the elderly, with the goal of advancing their areas of deficits. The program is designed to improve and strengthen the components of communication including vocal quality, speech fluency, articulation, and functions that contribute to the self-esteem and social skills of patients in all age groups, including school readiness of children and adolescents. Brooks can also focus on cognition by increasing short-term memory and enhancing independent living.
When swallowing is difficult for a patient, Brooks can utilize Modified Barium Swallow studies to diagnose and develop treatment plans for swallow disorders.
The goal of Brooks’ treatment is to provide both immediate short-term care and long-term assistance to patients struggling with various diagnoses, injuries, or speech barriers. By developing an individualized plan of care, Brooks will optimize each patient’s overall progress.
“I am excited to be back in my hometown,” said Brooks. “I have received a remarkably warm welcome and look forward to treating the patients of this community.”
Jersey Shore Hospital offers speech therapy for a wide range of disabilities/disorders in all ages and populations. Brittany Brooks, M.S., CCC-SLP, is now seeing patients Monday thru Friday at Jersey Shore Hospital located on 1020 Thompson Street, Jersey Shore PA 17740. Call 570-398-3111 to set up an appointment.